Each year, around 50 million people in the United States are affected by allergies, which cause the eyes to become itchy, watery, and irritated. The eyes are constantly being inflamed by airborne allergens like dust, animal dander, and pollen, which can play a role in conjunctivitis (pink eye) and other eye infections.
Allergic Conjunctivitis is cause by allergies, being the only form of pink eye that is not contagious. The symptoms develop quickly after exposure to an allergen including watery, burning, and itchy eyes, as well as a runny nose and stuffiness.
Contact Dermatitis for the eye is developed when the eyelid has direct contact with an allergen. Sunscreen, certain make-up brands, eye drops, and perfumes are usually at fault. This condition can result in many of the same symptoms as allergic conjunctivitis above.